I'm just in the process of filling out a citizenship application for my husband.
I've come across this question:
"9.5 Have you received a Social Assistance payment or other State support in the past 3 years?"
I just realized that my husband received the temporary wage subsidy payment from his employer for 13 weeks last year. There wasn't any reduction in wages, and they are off the scheme since July of last year. Most of the company was placed on it, anyone who qualified. His hours or wages were not cut.
Does anyone know if this payment counts as social assistance or state support for this question on the application? If so, will this impact his application for citizenship? He has been working for the same employer for the past 4 and a half years, since he came to Ireland, and hasn't spent any time unemployed, or claimed any other benefits.
I've heard claiming any social welfare benefits they will probably refuse your application.